Don’t bother fighting with those bolshy fast lane swimmers – it’s time to sample that Lido life at a more relaxed, nocturnal pace. Head down to the Grade II listed art deco Brockwell Lido for a moonlit splash, complete with Insta-friendly floats and festooned lighting around the 50-metre pool (incidentally, it’s 18+ so a completely toddler-free zone). If you don’t fancy a dip (or need sustenance for afters) Lily Ferguson-Mahan, head chef at the perennially excellent Lido Cafe, will be whipping up an enticing street food menu, with cocktails for sipping on the striped sunbeds. As if this wasn’t already the most glam poolside hang, there’s a wood-fired aromatherapy sauna with a choice of custom blended fragrances. Prepare to drift off into the night, perfumed and refreshed, to make the most of South East London’s burgeoning nightlife scene.
By Megan Carnegie